Renewed Contract With Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Renew Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) Park Management Contract With idverde

Ten Year Legacy Delivers Ten Year Future Opportunity

Ten years of park, plant and wildlife management and maintenance at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) has resulted not just in a visitor attraction which now welcomes over 6m visitors a year, but in the renewal of idverde’s park management contract.

The £30m, ten-year contract, has been re-awarded to idverde by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) based on a successful ten-year history which has seen nature restoration, increased biodiversity and wildlife into the park, the development of new planted areas such as the Covid Memorial Blossom Garden, and a succession of apprenticeships and job opportunities.

The next few years look equally promising. idverde has a rich history and expertise in managing complex community spaces and is looking forward to the next chapter which includes the introduction of cleaner equipment, including robotic mowers, an increase in job opportunities, and a continuation of the rich partnerships which help make the park the success it is.

“QEOP is not like other parks, explains UK CEO Kristian Lennard. ‘It fulfils a range of needs from a place of sanctuary for visitors, to high-profile events. It is home to residents and an increasing number of animal, bird and plant life.  We are delighted LLDC has recognised the passion and opportunity we want to continue to bring to this important area of London.  Breathing life into our cities and suburbs, creating places where people and nature can thrive together, is key to our ambition. QEOP is a wonderful demonstration of that ambition.”

idverde is delighted to support and be part of LLDC’s ambition “to change the lives of people in east London and drive growth and investment in London and the UK, by developing an inspiring and innovative place where people want -and can afford -to live, work and visit.”

The achievements delivered so far, which have directly contributed to the renewal of the contract, have been part of a team effort. idverde’s Organic Development Director Saul Huxley said “The strong support from over 300 volunteers at the Park, together with our partnership with RSPB, has been invaluable to the successful development of many areas of the 560 acres of land which make up QEOP. We are delighted that in awarding this contract, LLDC has also recognised the importance of this teamwork which brings ideas and passion to the project, as well as practical delivery.

Picture of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

About idverde

idverde is Europe’s leading provider of grounds maintenance services and landscape creation projects, with an annual turnover of €700m and in excess of 7,000 colleagues operating throughout France, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  The company offers a holistic range of services to support the creation, maintenance and management of landscapes throughout the UK, working with both public and private sector clients to deliver bespoke solutions for each project’s unique challenges. idverde’s clients in the UK include more than 200 public bodies and 55 housing associations, The Royal Parks in London, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Glasgow Airport and more than 100 blue-chip private sector businesses such as Vivo and Veolia.


idverde UK’s Chief Executive Officer is Kristian Lennard

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